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Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend Phillyfun Picks

It’s Memorial Day weekend in Philly and the unofficial start of summer means even more family friendly fun than ever! There are parades, festivals and so much more so who needs the shore? Just stay close to home, avoid the crowds and traffic and enjoy one of these great Memorial Day weekend fun picks with your whole family!

Devon Horse Show
Friday May 25th - Monday May 28th
23 Dorset Road
Devon PA

It’s time for the Devon Horse Show, the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the country, which just happens to be on the Main Line right outside of Philadelphia. In addition to the Horse Show, the Devon County Fair offers unique vendors, delicious treats like home made fudge and other old time candy and lunch/dinner options yummy options for the whole family. Plus enjoy rides, games and other attractions to make this an event for kids of all ages. On Monday May 28th a special Devon Doggie Parade will be held starting at 1pm. The Devon Horse Show and County Fair runs May 24th through June 3, 2012. General single day admission tickets are $5 for children ages 3-12, $10 for adults, and free for ages 2 and under.

Walk for Animals Philadelphia & Spring Festival for the Animals
Saturday May 26th 
Outside of Lloyd Hall
1 Boathouse Row
Philadelphia, PA

The annual Walk for Animals Philadelphia event takes place on Saturday May 26th at 11am beginning outside of Lloyd Hall on beautiful Boathouse Row. The walk continues along the Schuylkill River and ends back at Lloyd Hall for the Festival of Animals. Fur friends are welcome to join on the walk! Registration is free but advanced registration is required. All donations benefit The Humane League.

Franklin Square Memorial Day Celebration
6th & Race Sts.
Philadelphia, PA

It’s a free Memorial Day Celebration in Franklin Square this weekend! Enjoy free entertainment and Franklin Square’s beautiful park, Liberty Carousel and mini-golf all weekend long.

Fit & Fun Family Festival 
Saturday May 26th - Sunday May 27th
Camden Children’s Garden
3 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ

The Fit & Fun Family Festival takes place at the Camden Children's Garden Sat. May 26th and Sunday May 27th starting at 1pm and will highlight fun and easy ways to have a healthy lifestyle. The focus will be on fitness and fun with healthy eating, simple excervise and fitness routines, and much more. Kids will enjoy crafts, a vegetable plantng activity and other activities that support a healthy lifestyle for all ages. $6 per peron. Ages 2 and under are free.


Memorial Day Weekend Celebration
Saturday May 26th - Monday May 28th
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA

It’s an interactive participation of a flag raising ceremony at the National Constitution Center every morning running Saturday May 26th through Monday May 28th at 8:30am. Enjoy special programs featuring our national monuments, join in for “patriotic karaoke” as well as patriotic crafts for the kiddos through the weekend. Free with museum admission. Tickets $8-$14.50.

Fireworks and Fountains at Longwood Gardens 
Saturday May 26th
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA

Enjoy the splendor of Longwood Gardens’ unique Fireworks and Fountains display on Saturday May 26th at 9:15pm. Musical theme will feature Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky. Guest may reserve their space in the gardens after 3pm. Families are encouraged to bring folding chairs or to rent chairs at the Gardens for $5 while available. Blankets not permitted. $18 - $38.

Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue 
Saturday May 26th - Monday May 28th
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ

It’s a weekend of celebrating the red, white and blue at the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill, NJ this weekend from Saturday May 26th – Monday May 28th from 11am – 3pm. Kids will enjoy crafts, flowers, music, and “quiet” fireworks in the theater along with a colorful patriotic Memorial Day celebration. Free with museum admission $10.95.

Memorial Day BBQ and Fireworks 
Sunday May 27th
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne PA

Give your kiddos a Memorial Day to remember at Sesame Place on Sunday May 27th at the Memorial Day BBQ and Fireworks display. Enjoy a buffet dinner and character appearances in Big Bird’s Riverside Pavilion and then relax and enjoy the firework display, too. Tickets $25+ tax for adults, $17+ tax for children 2-11 and free for under ages 2 and under. Park admission ticket is also required. Advanced reservations required.


Memorial Day Breakfast Car Show 
Monday May 28th
Silver Diner 
Cherry Hill, NJ

The Silver Diner in Cherry Hill, NJ and the Original Garden State Corvette Club will host a Memorial Day Breakfast Car Show on Monday May 28th. The first 200 cars to register will receive a free T-shirt. $20 car entry fee required at check in. “Best of” trophies will be awarded in 16 difference categories starting at 12 Noon. Free for viewers. Meal not included.


Bridesburg Memorial Day Parade
Monday May 28th
Philadelphia, PA

The Bridesburg Memorial Day parade starts at Richmond and Juniata Streets at 10am on Monday May 28th.


Local Parades 
Monday May 28th
Of course, don’t forget to check your town/borough’s local parade listings for parades and other Memorial Day weekend fun!

For additional parade listings, check your local paper or town website or see http://www.vetfriends.com/memorial_day_parade/directory.cfm?state=PA
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